Cameron McConville has 'busy days in the office' at Sandown
2008 Australia V8 Supercar Championship : Round 5
supported by JAX Tyres Current Championship
Position: 12th Points: 525 pts.
Cameron McConville achieved a solid weekend of results recovering from a very difficult Qualifying (24th) after some brake balance problems to score solid points to run in the top fifteen in all 3 races.
Cameron : "This weekend was a real test. It started with a grubby head cold! We had brake and chassis balance problems early and worked as a Team to improve the car progress our position across the 3 races.
Good pit stops, smart strategy calls, some inspired set-up decisions for the wet. They were busy days in the office. I had everything on the line in recovery mode trying to get back to where the front of the field."
Some of the brake and chassis balance issues were overcome for Race 1. A great start, a smart strategy (pitting Lap 21) and a rapid pit stop shuffled Cameron back into contention. He battled hard moving up an impressive ten positions to bring home a solid 14th.
Wet conditions made Race 2 a real scramble. Despite some excessive wheel spin at the start Cameron excelled in the opening laps passing Mark Skaife, Garth Tander and a bunch of cars. As the track conditions improved the rear tyres overheated halting the rate of progress but in the end Cameron sailed home between Tander and Will Davison for a well-deserved 10th.
On a dry track Cameron made a tardy start but quickly recovered the lost ground in the opening laps. The Team adopted an alternative pit strategy in Race 3 taking the stop early this time and clearing Cameron from the surrounding traffic. Glowing brakes and blazing headlights made a spectacular sight as McConville continued his battle with Jason Bright, Garth Tander and Steven Johnson. At the flag the WOW Commodore was 13th.
November 2009 Update: Cameron McConville joins JAX Tyres to run the new store in Moorabbin